Ashenden; Or, The British Agent
Based on the author's experience in the Intelligence Department during the First World War. All stories feature Ashenden, a writer by profession, drawn into the events of war through the undercover intelligence.
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We ' ve had information that a man called Constantine Andreadi is on his way
from Constantinople with certain documents that we want to get hold of . He ' s a
Greek . He ' s an agent of Enver Pasha and Enver has great confidence in him .
He went out and called as was his habit at the Consulate to ask if there was a
telegram for him . Nothing . Then he went to Cook ' s and looked out the trains to
Rome : there was one soon after midnight and another at five in the morning ...
Well , on one of these little trips to Paris my friend became acquainted with a
talented young Irish painter called O ' Malley . He ' s an R . A . now and paints
highly paid portraits of Lord Chancellors and Cabinet Ministers . I wonder if you ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lamour - LibraryThing
This is volume three of Maugham's collected short stories. In this volume he has put his stories that have the same protagonist, Ashendan who is recruited to move to Switzerland where he will be a ... Read full review
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It's easy to see why this one is considered an archetype of espionage fiction. The fact that the book was first published back in the late 1920s means that some of the dialogue and narrative will ... Read full review